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Fri 6/7: Un-hung Heroes at the Met

  • Met Museum of Art 1000 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10028 United States (map)

Unhung Heroes of the Met

This event is ALMOST SOLD OUT. We have added another tour on Saturday June 8 at 4pm. Get tickets HERE

Led by our favorite queer guide, Professor Andrew Lear
Time and Place: Meet and depart at 6:15, inside to the right of the main entrance (next to the statue of the Pharaoh)
Cost: $55 full price*; $49 seniors*; $35 Met members and students

Tix: www.unhungheroes.eventbrite.com

Fri 6/7: Unhung Heroes at the Met

Led by our favorite queer guide, Professor Andrew Lear

6:15pm meet and depart

Met Museum 1000 5th Ave

Tix from $35

Tix: www.unhungheroes.eventbrite.com

Nowadays people seem to consider the size of certain male body parts terribly important.  The subject even came up in the presidential campaign, as absolutely nobody has forgotten, and ads about whether "size matters" are a dime a dozen.  And yet when we go to the art museum, the guys without clothes are distinctly below average real-life size.  Have you ever wondered why that is?  Were men really smaller once upon a time?  Or did they prefer it for aesthetic reasons?  Some other reason?  Ever since Professor Lear was interviewed on this very subject on NPR, people have been asking us to give a tour about it, a tour that explains why the world's art museums are full of unhung heroes.

So here it is.  Follow the theme of the  n*ked male around the museum.  Learn about the ideals of Greek culture and how they have affected the whole history of art without clothes.  And discover the contrasting cases as well—cases that exaggerate the other way....  You'll come away with a whole new understanding of art, and maybe even of size . . .

*NOTE: "Full Price" and "Senior" price include cost of admission to the museum as well as the tour. The $35 cost for Met members and students is for the tour only (please bring your member ID or student ID to gain entry to the museum). The tour is operated by Oscar Wilde Tours and is not officially an offering of the Met Museum. Price of admission does not include beverages. No refunds or exchanges